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Mass of the Children/ Saint Nicolas

Venue: Royal Hospital Chelsea, SW3 4SR


John Rutter
Mass of the Children
Benjamin Britten
Saint Nicolas, Op. 42


  • The English Chamber Choir
  • The Wren Players
  • The Choirs of Christ Church School, St Barnabas’ CE Primary School & Thomas’s School, Battersea
Keri Fuge
Tom Herford
Gareth John
William Vann

Last year’s opening concert in the RH Concert Series brought together professional musicians alongside singers and orchestral players from local schools in a stunning performance of Britten’s Noye’s Fludde and this year we repeat the feat. Rutter’s Mass of the Children, first performed at Carnegie Hall in 2003, is a nonliturgical Missa brevis, setting the traditional Latin and Greek Mass text interwoven with several English poems.

Britten’s cantata Saint Nicolas ushers in the Christmas season with a text by Eric Crozier, written after extensive research into the legendary life of Saint Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, and is a dramatic portrait of the life of, and legends associated with, this mystical figure. The English Chamber Choir celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2012, and join soloists Keri Fuge, Samuel Furness, 2013 Kathleen Ferrier Award winner Gareth Brynmor John, the Wren Players and local schoolchildren under the baton of the Royal Hospital’s Director of Music, William Vann.

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